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Thomas Green

Thomas Green

Worked at the Met Office between 2006 and 2013, since 2013 supporting researchers at Cardiff University.

Latest posts

Messing with meshes

Posted on 2 April 2015 by Thomas Green

A researcher has recently been trying to get to grips with meshes where they have scanned in some materials and would like to model this within COMSOL (multi-physics modelling package). […]

Making a network work

Making a network work

Posted on 19 March 2015 by Thomas Green

We recently installed new nodes into our supercomputer. As part of the process we have to run tests to assess the new nodes. Since this was an extension to the […]

Working with DRMAA

Working with DRMAA

Posted on 2 March 2015 by Thomas Green

Anyone who might have read earlier posts might have come across previous post on Galaxy. This used DRMAA to submit jobs when using a PBS Pro as a job scheduler. […]

Docking to Docker

Docking to Docker

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Thomas Green

Another month has passed and we have been very busy in ARCCA at Cardiff University with installation of the new hardware and installing new services. These are a few of […]

Putting out fires

Putting out fires

Posted on 19 January 2015 by Thomas Green

Recently we have reinstalled our operating system on a server to update to the most recent version from the vendor.  One aspect all new systems should have is some form […]

The December spring…

The December spring…

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Thomas Green

UPDATE - 20/12/2014 - Work still progressing on Raven and access will be given over the weekend of the 20th/21st with full service restored on Monday 22nd December. Since the […]

The December chill is warming up

The December chill is warming up

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Thomas Green

We are now halfway through the planned works on the datacentre and on the whole everything is currently going as planned.  Thankfully the weather has been fairly good to work […]

The December chill

The December chill

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Thomas Green

For users of ARCCA services, December is an important month due to our datacentre having been mostly shutdown whilst work is performed on the cooling infrastructure and other internal changes. […]

Bashing those script bugs

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Thomas Green

Recently we had a user report a problem where they had managed to start copying the complete filesystem of a compute node into their home directory. Fortunately for us we […]

Breaking down walls

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Thomas Green

The fall of the Berlin Wall happened 25 years ago and I thought a symbolic look at how we try and break our own walls would be quite appropriate. Creating […]